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9:30 PM ET, February 5, 2008

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The Campaign Spot:
The Great Big Early Exit Poll Report  —  I just got a big pile of exit poll data.  —  The early wave in California: McCain 40 percent, Romney 36 percent, Huckabee 10 percent.  —  Fascinating and fun as it is, I remind my readers that this doesn't tell us that much, as we don't know what the district-by-district breakdown is.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DEM EXITS, SECOND WAVE  —  These are the second wave exits.  Not certain whether or not they're weighted.  Assume they're not.  —  GA: C- 25.5, O - 75  —  CT: C - 45, O - 52.2  —  IL: C - 29.1, O - 69.6  —  AL: C - 37, O - 59.6  —  DE: C - 41.9, O - 55.6
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Early Exit Poll Rumors  —  (See the Republican numbers here - promoted by Chris Bowers)  —  Here you go.  I have no idea how reliable these are.  —  The Obama victories are bolded.  If these are real, Obama has thrashed Clinton today.  —  Georgia: Obama 75, Clinton 26  —  Connecticut: Obama 52, Clinton 45
The Campaign Spot:
Latest Exits Include One Massive ‘Wow.’ I Mean, ‘WOW.’  —  Here's a later round of exits.  It includes an absolute shocker that, I suspect, will have Hugh Hewitt jumping out of his chair...  Arizona: McCain 36 percent, Romney 36 percent, Huckabee 7 percent.
Jennifer Parker / ABCNEWS:
Obama Overwhelmingly Wins Georgia Primary  —  Democratic White House Contenders Aim for Votes, Delegates in 22 States  —  In the first win of what is expected to be a long night, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., defeated Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in Georgia, a key Southern state …
Associated Press:
Early Feb. 5 Exit Poll Highlights  —  Highlights from preliminary results of exit polling in the Super Tuesday primary states for The Associated Press and television networks:  —  RACE AND GENDER  —  In the Democratic races, Barack Obama led among black voters and Hillary Rodham Clinton led among Hispanic voters.
The Campaign Spot:
Early Exit Polls in Massachusetts: Dems Close, Romney Up Big  —  My first word of exit poll results says that the first two waves of results in Massachusetts show a “dead heat” between Hillary and Obama, and a 20-point margin for Romney among Republicans.
Marc Ambinder:   A Note On Exit Polls
CNN:
Voters turn out in droves for Super Tuesday
Discussion: The Crone Speaks
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
LOOKING FOR SUPER TUESDAY EXIT POLLS?
CBS News:
Obama Defeats Clinton In Georgia Primary
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and Spin Cycle
Mitt Romney For President News:
Campaign Manager Beth Myers On The West Virginia Convention  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Boston, MA - Today, Romney for President Campaign Manager Beth Myers issued the following statement regarding the outcome of West Virginia's Republican Party convention:
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CNN:
Clinton, Huckabee win Arkansas, CNN projects  —  (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton will win her home state of New York, CNN projects.  —  So far, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama have also won primaries in their home states, according to CNN projections.
Marc Ambinder:
West Virginia Intrigue  —  After the first round of balloting in West Virginia, Mitt Romney was solidly in the lead with 41% of the votes, followed by Mike Huckabee with 33% and John McCain with 16%.  —  Since 50% is needed to win all 18 delegates, a second balloting is underway.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Coming Meltdown For The Democrats  —  Early in the race, Republicans appeared headed to a brokered convention.  GOP primary voters couldn't decide on a front-runner, and it looked like three or even four candidates could make it to the national convention with significant numbers of delegates, touching off a floor fight.
Discussion: Open Left and The Campaign Spot
Bryan / Hot Air:
Rush Limbaugh *endorses Mitt Romney
You Decide 08!:
HUCKABEE WINS WEST VIRGINIA GOP CONTEST IN SECOND ROUND, WITH HELP FROM MCCAIN
Ron Paul 2008:
Ron Paul Secures Three Delegates in West Virginia State Convention
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
CLINTON ‘TALKING POINTS’ MEMO  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  The Clinton campaign just sent “talking points” to its national press list — the first time we believe they have done this.  —  TALKING POINTS  —  February 5, 2008  —  SUPER TUESDAY TALKING POINTS  —  SUPER TUESDAY
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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Chris Cillizza / Live Coverage:
Obama Wins in Georgia and Illinois; Clinton Takes Tennessee and Oklahoma
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Clinton Accepts Fox News Debate  —  Risking the ire of progressive activists, Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign announced that it has accepted a debate to air on Fox News on February 11, according to her chief strategist Mark Penn.  —  “There is an enormous interest in these debates an clamoring …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Penn: More debates! (One on Fox!)
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Intelligence Chief Cites Qaeda Threat to U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — The top American intelligence official said on Tuesday that Al Qaeda is improving its ability to attack within the United States by recruiting and training new operatives.  At the same time, he said, the group's affiliate in Iraq …
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Josh Gerstein / Latest Politics:
Limbaugh Defends Clinton and Obama on Iraq  —  Talk show host Rush Limbaugh is so exasperated about Senator McCain's surge in the Republican presidential contest that he is coming to the defense of Senators Clinton and Obama.  —  On Mr. Limbaugh's program today, he said people should not be rushing …
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Dobson: I Will Never Support McCain
Ben / Think Progress:
Anti-War Candidates Are Top Recipients Of '08 Donations From U.S. Troops  —  Conservatives opposed to redeployment in Iraq have consistently claimed that U.S. troops are on their side: … Yet U.S. troops disagree.  Yesterday, the Center for Responsive Politics reported that members …
 
 
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The Battle for California: Gettysburg or Waterloo?
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